UK Net Zero Strategy: Fallout over legal battle poses challenge for next PM

UK Net Zero Strategy: Fallout over legal battle poses challenge for next PM

July 19, 2022 0 By bimola

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s successor will have to sign off on a new net-zero strategy after the UK government’s plan was ruled unlawful



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19 July 2022

Cars in traffic

Transportation is just one of many sectors covered by the UK’s Net Zero Strategy

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A day before the UK recorded its hottest temperature ever in a climate change-fuelled heatwave that reached 40°C, the UK government lost a legal battle over its blueprint for cutting the carbon dioxide emissions that drive such extreme weather.

David Holgate ruled on 18 July that the government’s Net Zero Strategy was unlawful, following a judicial review brought by three groups: ClientEarth, Friends of the Earth and the Good Law Project.

The flagship plan was …